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Old 01-07-2006, 07:39 PM
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I'm looking at a 382 formula with 525scwith bravo drives.Any problems with this package and what should I look for,it has only 371 hrs on it .Don't know much about this engine so looking for feedback on it such as engine life,fuel requirements,oil requirements and does the 525s come with stainless headers from merc.
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:00 PM
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The best package out there!closed cooling,headers just about bullet proof.Best resale too.My 38 fastech has 500 efis reliable as they get!Talk with magic float on the board(nelems marine)he will treat you right.
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:24 PM
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The best package out there!closed cooling,headers just about bullet proof.Best resale too.My 38 fastech has 500 efis reliable as they get!Talk with magic float on the board(nelems marine)he will treat you right.
Are you thinking about 525s, or 525SC's? I don't think the SC's have closed cooling - they are blower motors.

By the way - what does your 382 run with 500 efi's. And do you know what it would run with 525s?
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I think you are talking about the older 525SC motors.They were one of the best motors built at the time. Ran like a clock and very bullet proof. If I recall correctly, a light freshen up would probably be a good idea.
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I have in my Velocity a pair of 525 SCs,I have super chillers and Imco Extreme drives,the package is bullet proof,no bad comments.
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:21 AM
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1hyper1...Has your engines ever been apart before and how many hours are on the boat.Where did you get the chillers from???
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525SC is a great motor !!!! But with 371 Hours I would hope that someone have already done something to them or it must be done now. I will say they are good for 250-300 hours before rebuild. Of course everything depends on how they are treated.

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Old 01-08-2006, 11:54 AM
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cigaretteman...Supposively most of it's life as been idleing around and running around 48 mph according to what he has diclosed to the broker.
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Discontinued in 1997 but still dropped in new boats as late as 1999 and even 2000.

Mercury commisioned Troy Dennis to help develop the engine. Extremely durable and good for a ton of hours with reasonable maintainence.
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Friend has triple 525SC's in his 42 Fountain. OH YEAH! Turn key and go other than a new cam in one of the motors. He runs it, no babying it either.
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